Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported that two men struck a bicyclist then assaulted him and proceeded to rob him before fleeing the scene.
The victim, Juan Chavarria, a 40-year old from Bradenton was on his bicycle heading south on 30th street W closing on the 4800 block when he was struck from behind by a vehicle.
Chavarria was thrown onto the road. Two men described as black males proceeded to take Chavarria’s belongings and the punch him in the back of the head.
The incident happened Friday night at around 10:00 p.m. Chavarria was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment.